Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weddings as unique as you are!

There are so many ways you can make your wedding as unique as you are. I wanted to review some ideas that will help you put the "F" in FABULOUS!

Dress shopping is one of the best parts of the wedding planning process - in my humble opinion. You get to try on beautiful dresses - it's almost like playing princess. I advise my clients to try on a number of dresses - even those that they cannot really afford. Not only is it fun, but gives you alternative cuts and fabrics that may look great on your body type. Based on what looks best on you, you can create your dream dress with your dream fabric for just a fraction of the cost.

This dress was personally designed a few years ago (2002). A Romona Kevenza gown was the inspiration for this particular dress. The original dress was polyester and cut A-symmetrically in the bodice. This cut wasn't particularly suitable for the Bride's body type. This dress was made with silk satin, and we cut the bodice straight across and folded it over. Like the Romona gown, this gown is a simple A-line. This gown is a simple dress that was beautiful in 2002 and is still beautiful in 2009. In 2002, the Romona gown sold for $2,500.00. This unique silk dress, made specifically for the bride, a beautiful bolero jacket (made with the same silk), and a cathedral length veil (which was trimmed in the silk fabric) sold for $2,000.00.

For the men - we have alternatives as well. In days past and present tuxes was the attire of choice. Fortunately, these days, we have a lot more choice. We often encourage men to consider suits. It's very practical. Men can buy a nice suit, that they can accessorize with a nice silk tie, in the wedding colors of choice. As a gift, you can purchase the tie for your groomsmen and best man. These days, almost everyone has a nice black suit and black shoes in the wardrobe, and your men will appreciate not having to rent a tux and shoes.

Of course, you can opt to have suits made as well - and is often a great choice for the professional groom who has a need for a new suit in his professional life.

Lastly, I wanted to give you an idea for a subtle but nice touch on your reception that's different than the more standard round tables with a centerpiece in the middle-look. We love to do alternative things that will make your reception unique for you and your guests. We love to use
a combination of square and round tables to create a unique look and texture. In the picture on the left, we simply covered square and round tables with floor length ivory linens to create a very classy alternative. We are also in the process of designing a fabulous Baltimore wedding with rectangular tables that we cannot wait to show you in the next few months!

I hope we have given you just a few ideas on how you can create an event that is as unique as you are!

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